If you're planning to travel through Denver this weekend, you may want to reconsider your route.

The Colorado Department of Transportation will be closing down I-25 in both directions in an attempt to add an extra lane to one of the busiest stretches of road.

According to 9 News Denver...

The interstate will be closed in both directions between Santa Fe and US 6. The closures start Friday at 10 p.m. and last through Saturday at 8 a.m. The road closes again Saturday at 10 p.m. and won’t reopen until Monday at 5 a.m.

CDOT recommends using I-70, I-225, C-470 and E-470 as alternates.

If you are traveling through Denver there are many alternate routes to get past the construction, however you'll want to prepare for some additional travel time.

Read more on the project from our friends at Tri 102.5.